Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Soulaf Abas on the Syrian refugee crisis

Syrian artist Soulaf Abas spoke at the Indiana Interchurch Center April 22. Unfortunately her excellent talk was not videotaped. Fortunately she gave a similar talk to the Mid North Shepherd Center that was taped.

CIC hosts congregation emergency preparedness workshops

CIC hosts congregation emergency preparedness workshops

August 24th: The Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted the first of a series of workshops on congregation’s emergency preparedness, organized by the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and Congressman Andre Carson’s office

Faith, Interfaith & Sacred Arts At The Indy Festival Of Faiths

Faith, Interfaith & Sacred Arts At The Indy Festival Of Faiths

CIC Board member and Interfaith Ambassador KP Singh, who knows more than anyone about sacred arts, shares his impressions of the 2016 Indy Festival of Faiths Sacred Arts Stage

Great conversations at the Forum of Neighbors

Great conversations at the Forum of Neighbors

December 6th more than two dozen neighbors came together at the Interchurch Center to share concerns and hopes … and to imagine solutions to problems

Sacred Trail pilgrimage and brain-storming

Sacred Trail pilgrimage and brain-storming

One of the leading scholars on pilgrimages if IUPUI Anthropology Prof. Ian McIntosh. On a chilly Saturday morning Ian led more than a dozen people on a brain-storming walk. The purpose: imagining what a Spiritual Trail would be.

Opening reception for “Birds of Longing”

Opening reception for “Birds of Longing”

January 6th the magnificent exhibit “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory” kicked off with a reception at the Indiana Interchurch Center.

A report on 2 reports from Standing Rock

A report on 2 reports from Standing Rock

January 5th — Can the power of nonviolent love trump the violence in this world? Can standing in peace and prayer actually win, or will we just be bulldozed over

Aarti Shah’s invocation at Statehood Day

Aarti Shah’s invocation at Statehood Day

“So, on behalf of the CIC a warm welcome to all of you and Happy 200th birthday to our beloved state of Indiana!”

Reports from CIC’s Interfaith Lecture Series

Reports from CIC’s Interfaith Lecture Series

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation co-sponsored several events with Indianapolis universities as part of its Interfaith Lecture Series. Global Indy’s SPEA Scholars filed these reports.

Shari Rudavsky: “A Jew, Christian and Muslim walk into an art studio…”

Shari Rudavsky: “A Jew, Christian and Muslim walk into an art studio…”

April 29th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation joined the Jewish Community Relations Council to host a showcase of a remarkable project for healing. Shari Rudavsky of the Indianapolis Star reports

Sounds of Peace

Sounds of Peace

Sounds of Peace
On April 12th at the First Mennonite Church, members of the Nassim Al Saba and Peacebuilding choirs, joined together to perform unique and …

CIC’s community celebration of the Psalms

CIC’s community celebration of the Psalms

On April 24 Indianapolis witnessed the world premiere of the oratorio “Zabur,” a work by Mohammed Fairouz, widely considered the top composer under the age …

Interfaith Lunch & Learn: Micha Feldmann on the Ethiopian Exodus

Interfaith Lunch & Learn: Micha Feldmann on the Ethiopian Exodus

On March 3th, the Indiana Interchurch Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation hosted a talk by Micha Feldmann, one of the chief architects of the massive migration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Prayer for peace from the Buddhist tradition

Prayer for peace from the Buddhist tradition

At the interfaith celebration of MLK Day January 16th, CIC board member Betty Klein offered this prayer for peace, a chant practiced by all members of Soka Gakkai International.

“Al-Islam and the African American Community in Indianapolis”

“Al-Islam and the African American Community in Indianapolis”

CIC Board member Imam Michael “Mikal” Saahir delivered an important talk about the development of Islam among African Americans in Indianapolis.

George Kelley draws inspiration from the Interfaith Banquet

George Kelley draws inspiration from the Interfaith Banquet

“So to inoculate the world against the ignorant bigotry that is vomited at political rallies and draws this sickening behavior out of people I would like to challenge anyone reading this to do a few things. Some of which we were charged by KP Singh to do at the dinner.”

An Orthodox Christian Living Room Dialogue

An Orthodox Christian Living Room Dialogue

May 19th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation’s very popular Living Room Dialogue program met in the home of Salim and Paula Najjar, members of the St. George Orthodox Church. Leading a discussion of the beliefs and practices of the Orthodox Christian Church was the Very Rev. Nabil Hanna of St. George. Fr. Nabil shared some of his notes

Images from Interfaith MLK celebration 2017

Images from Interfaith MLK celebration 2017

January 16th the Center for Interfaith Cooperation joined the Indiana Christian Leadership Conference and Nur-Allah Islamic Center at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church for the 2nd interfaith celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.

Rob Saler on Beauty in Dark Times

Rob Saler on Beauty in Dark Times

Those who stepped into the basement of St. George’s Orthodox Christian Church in Fishers on a Thursday two weeks ago could be forgiven for experiencing a kind of visual shock at the assembly

Learn about Navaratri at the home of the Patels

Learn about Navaratri at the home of the Patels

October 20th CIC board member Vimal Patel graciously opened his home to a Living Room dialogue about Hinduism.

A vision launched: The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition takes off

A vision launched: The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition takes off

The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition is a collaboration between religious leaders, mental health care providers, community service organizations and government agencies. January 18th more than …

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